Skip to comments.The Longest Yarn… JOE BIDEN CAUGHT IN LIE – Said He Played College Football – He Didn’t
Posted on 10/15/2012 7:12:48 PM PDT by markomalley
Friday Night Lies
During a campaign stop in Athens, Ohio, on Saturday September 8, Vice President Joe Biden said the last time he was in the town, playing against the Ohio University football team on October 19, 1963, he almost got arrested for walking into a girls dormitory.
Its a good story. Its just not true
Shawn at Free Republic discovered that Joe Biden did not play football at the University of Delaware in 1961, 1962, 1963, or 1964, according to past yearbooks.
The 1984 University of Delaware yearbook included an interview with Joe Biden. Its Biden first ever interview were he talks about his triple major (later during Bidens 1988 presidential campaign he admitted he lied and had two majors, not three) and playing intramural football (flag football). There is no mention about him playing college football.
Page 324 of 1984 year book
In the University of Delawares online news service, UDaily, Biden wrote this in which he is the sole source (so take it with a grain of salt):
Joe Biden once said he came to the University of Delaware in 1961 as a half-baked halfback, playing on the freshman football team that year under the late Scotty Duncan, and the Democratic vice presidential candidate remains a big fan of the Fightin Blue Hens.
But even this account is doubtful because on page 162 in the sports section of Delaware Universitys 1961 yearbook, Biden is not listed on the freshman football teams roster.
Joe Biden said he played football at the University of Delaware and that he almost got arrested after a game in Ohio.
Its just not true.
Tony Lee at Breitbart wrote more on The Fibber.
What the hell was he playing? The "Jeopardy" home game?
Truth or Dare.
He always chose Dare.
Thanks for posting!
Alcohol-induced dementia. Joe can’t help himself.
Maybe Neil Kinnock was on the team?
Maybe he was working “the chains” on the sideline.
Maybe a guy that speaks like Kinnock.
Joe Biden, “I mean what I say!”
Joe’s football career:
i.e. pick-up game on the quadrangle
Maybe he played on the Sandusky deep cover low down lying scum squad....
Obama mucho Mentiroso
He obviously played without a helmet.
“and that’s a fact!”
Stand Up Chuck! (just not to the truth)
We had a FReeper who uncovered this a few days ago. Can’t remember the screen name.......but deserves the credit. Said that “Crazy Uncle Joe” only played FLAG football.
Joe Biden lied??? I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you.
Hey! Go easy here! Sometimes, a guy will turn real fast and that flag can snap you and it really hurts. It might even leave a red spot.
was this before or after he played the “my tragic dead wife 30 years ago” card?
with old empty head it wouldn’t have mattered.
OBAMA and BIDEN: An Empty Chair with an Empty Head
According to Wikipedia, he played on a freshman football team (I’ve not heard of such a thing before, but it sounds liek they had a separate team for freshman that played it’s own schedule:
He played halfback with the Blue Hens freshman football team, but he dropped a junior year plan to play for the varsity team as a defensive back, enabling him to spend more time with his out-of-state girlfriend. He double majored in history and political science and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1965, ranking 506th of 688 in his class.
Think there is a link in the article to the ‘61 freshman team with coach Duncan.
Biden not in the photo or listed on the team.
Also no Biden on any yearbook football team.
Well, at least he graduated, if true. More than we can say about his boss.
That story by Tony Lee came a day after the post here were I listed all the links to the yearbooks and 61’ team photo. We were a day before Breitbart.
I know because I posted the links and sent to Tony Lee next day.
I don’t believe the Wikipedia entry is accurate. It gets information from a single article that itself was just a reference to something Biden claimed. Brietbart’s article from two weeks ago was a clear refutation of this, pointing out that Biden himself has admitted he didn’t play college football, and that when he thought about going for the team his junior year, he hadn’t played for 2 years.
It is true that Biden was a decent high school football player, and he probably could have made the delaware team, which wasn’t really all that good.
In the alumni article above he says he tripled majored. This was 1 of many reasons he dropped out of the 1988 presidential race after it was found out he had 2 majors.
Also no mention he played college football in the alumni article in 1984.
You would first need the Archmere Academy High School yearbooks to see if he was even on the team let alone good.
the article stated that he played itermural....that means with and against other students in his school....I don’t see where he claimed anything else.
Well at least plugs can be FOUND at his school. Hussein is still a mystery to the people who actually attended Columbia!
Joe was playing a quick game of pocket pool.
Inconclusive! When you get down to freshman teams, it can be sketchy. Maybe he quit, or just stopped showing up. I wouldn't press this one too hard.
Biden been doing 5 college campaign stops a week for 2 years and often talks about his college football days. He wasn’t there in 61’ team and didn’t play as a freshman. Also he states he played intramural football in the 1984 alumni yearbook.
He most certainly was not on the team in 1963 when they beat Ohio as he claimed in Athens Ohio a month ago.
“What the hell was he playing? “
Probably some fraternaty!
OK. The most generous I can be is that he went out for freshman football, and his story about giving up football for love indicates that he dropped out at that level.
He meet his love/ wife in summer of 64’ while the were both on school break in Mexico.
Biden registered for the draft feb. 15, 1961 Biden received 5 deferments and listed asthma as reason for deferments and reason not able to play football.
Would look silly if he played football while listing asthma as reason to avoid Vietnam war.
There has to be something seriously wrong with politicians.
And why on earth do we keep voting for them?
At this point maybe we should just pick them out of a hat. Most normal people I know don’t lie about every single thing in their life. Politicians must be sick in the head to need to lie about the most inconsequential things in life.
Was also picked up at National Review Online
Biden Spins A Football Yarn
Was also on the Randy Baumann Radio show
Was also picked up by the Daily Caller
Joe Biden is lying about his college football career, in that he claims he had one
^5! These rats will lie about anything. Maybe that’s why most of them are nut cases.
Time for the truth to be told -— The true definition of
Democrat is liar.
Also...620 WTMJ News Radio (Milwaukee)
BLUE HENS FOOTBALL LEGEND JOE BIDEN?
Also The Washington Times 27/7
Report: Biden even lied about playing college football
The Examiner “Fact Checks” Freerepublic.com
Vice President Joe Biden caught in lie about college football career
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